Nanoscale Turing patterns in a bismuth monolayer

@article{Fuseya2021NanoscaleTP,
  title={Nanoscale Turing patterns in a bismuth monolayer},
  author={Yuki Fuseya and Hiroyasu Katsuno and Kamran Behnia and Aharon Kapitulnik},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  year={2021}
}
Turing’s reaction–diffusion theory of morphogenesis has been very successful for understanding macroscopic patterns within complex objects ranging from biological systems to sand dunes. However, Turing patterns on microscopic length scales are extremely rare. Here we show that a strained atomic bismuth monolayer assembled on the surface of NbSe2—and subject to interatomic interactions and kinetics—displays Turing patterns. Our reaction–diffusion model produces stripe patterns with a period of… 

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